It's finally #FreakFriday !.
Today's feature mushroom is the "Parrot Waxcap" (Gliophorus psittacinus).
Picture by @thefriendlyfungus.
Anna's accounts is one of the first mushroom accounts I started following when I joined IG. Check it out for more amazing mushroom pictures! ❤🍄
"Gliophorus psittacinus is widely distributed in grasslands in Western Europe, Iceland, Greenland, the Americas, South Africa and Japan, being found in late summer and autumn. In Europe it is apparently in decline due to the degradation of habitats. .
Despite its small size and being coated in a sticky substance, Gliophorus psittacinus is often listed as edible in mushroom guides, inedible in others. Consumption of over 20 specimens in one sitting, however, can cause gastrointestinal disorders."
(In progress) I think the best thing, apart from actually painting, is that I’m learning so much about british flora and fauna that I never would have if i wasn’t painting it. I mean me and my siblings have all be brought up learning about tree and plant names, but I’ve personally always struggled with birds and mushrooms (always picking the poisonous ones). And now I’ve learnt so many more I can pass my knowledge on to my daughter! .